Guide to Applying for Financial Aid

10 things to know about financing your JBU education

No matter which university you choose, finishing your bachelor’s degree is an investment in time and resources. But it’s an investment that can pay big dividends. From increased earning power to greater marketability in the workforce, the professional benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree will impact the rest of your career.

However, completing your degree isn’t just about improving your job. It’s about finishing what you started, showing your family the importance of education, and fulfilling your lifelong goal of being a college graduate.

10 things to know about financing your JBU education:

  1. The majority of JBU Degree Completion Program students receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, or employer reimbursement.
  2. Our stated cost ($420/hour) includes tuition and all fees*, which means that you won’t be surprised by your tuition bill.
  3. Once you enroll with your organizational management cohort, your rate for tuition and fees remains the same throughout the program, so long as you remain enrolled with that group.
  4. Some employers offer educational assistance. Check with your company’s HR office to determine if you quality for an educational benefit.
  5. If you served in the military, you may be eligible for tuition assistance. Talk with your admissions counselor for details.
  6. The application for federal student aid is free, and takes just a few moments to complete.
  7. If you’re an Arkansas resident, you can apply for state scholarships and grants (including the Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarship) via the free YOUniversal application. Deadline is June 1.
  8. Except for extenuating circumstances (like defaulting on a previous student loan), you’ll likely qualify for student loans. Your eligibility is not impacted by your credit score.
  9. If you’ve already applied for financial aid at another institution, you can transfer your aid to JBU.
  10. JBU offers a payment plan option that allows you to pay your term costs in four installments, rather than all at once ($50 fee per term).

College pays. According to the U.S. Census, bachelor’s degree graduates typically earn about twice as much as high school graduates, and about 50% more than associate degree graduates.

Give us a call at 800-JBU-GRAD and let us help you finish your degree.


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